Owner / Coach
If you are looking for someone to train your dog, we're probably not the right company.
While we are called 'Dog Trainers', our strengths are really centered on training you. Essentially, we are your "Coaches" -- teaching you the the how's, when's and why's of dog training, so that you can effectively train your dog. We are with you every step of the way, until we are all satisfied that we're on our way to making your pups the best they can be!
Doglogics | Puppy Pros owner, trainer and entrepreneur, Mike Calinoff, is the founder of the Practical Positive Development Method, which conditions your pup to make better real-life decisions.
"I think the most gratifying part of what we do, is to see the look on a clients face, when their dog makes a decision to sit, when they could have jumped on a guest. Or, when they see another dog on a walk, and choose to look at them instead of react. You can almost see the next-level of bonding because they are so proud that their pup has the ability to think about making a better decision.
He has served on the Board of the Humane Society of Iredell County from 2011 - 2016 and is a lifelong pet welfare and rescue advocate.
Mike has quite a unique background.
In an earlier life, Mike was a stand-up comic where he appeared at such venues like Catch a Rising Star in New York and The Comedy Store in West Hollywood, California. He makes the training fun, too.
Mike is also a well-known figure in the NASCAR community. Most notably, he is a three-time Championship Spotter and two-time Daytona 500 winner with Matt Kenseth and Ricky Stenhouse Jr.
In addition, Mike owns Bark Avenue Walks & Pet Sitting -- a Five-Star-rated dog walking & pet sitting company. That's where his passion for training dogs was jumpstarted.
At 29-years-old, Jasmine Dannun is considered a "rock star trainer" by her peers in the Lake Norman area. She started working in kennels and quickly developed a knack for identifying behavioral issues and methods to fix them. She has been training dogs professionally for ten years.
Prior to joining Doglogics | Puppy Pros, Jasmine worked for Euro Goldendoodles of Mt. Holly, NC -- one of the nations most lauded and respected breeders.
While her training skills are well-rounded, she's particularly proficient working with pet parents of young dogs and teaching them the fine points of developing a well-behaved companion.